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Regina King Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Mon Nov, 2015
Regina King

Facts of Regina King

Date of Birth: 1971 , January-15
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Regina King
Father Thomas King
Mother Gloria King
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity Black
Profession Film actress
Net Worth $10 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements N/A
Weight in KG 55 kg
Married Yes
Married to Ian Alexander Sr. (m. 1997)
Children Ian Alexander, Jr.
Divorce Ian Alexander Sr. (m. 2007)
Education University of Southern California
Awards Primetime Emmy Award
Movies Planes: Fire & Rescue
TV Show American Crime
Siblings Reina King

Quick Timeline of Regina King

1971 Born in Los Angeles, California
1979 Her parents got divorced
1985 Began her acting career
1991 First feature film, Boyz n the Hood
1997 Married to Ian Alexander Sr
1996 First child, Ian Alexander, Jr
2007 Divorced with Ian Alexander Sr
2015 Won Primetime Emmy Awards
2005 Won BET Awards
2011 Won Image Awards
2019 Net Worth

Detail Timeline of Regina King

January 15 , 1971

Born in Los Angeles, California

Born as Regina Rene King in Los Angeles, California, United States of America to Gloria and Thomas King, Regina was raised in View Park-Windsor Hills in middle class family. She is an American and is of black ethnicity.

1979

Her parents got divorced

Regina King was born to Gloria and Thomas King. Her mother Gloria is a special education teacher and her father Thomas King is an electrician. As a married couple, they welcomed two children together and they got divorced in 1979.

1985

Began her acting career

Enthusiastic and assiduous Regina played her debut acting role while she was still in her high school days. Her first acting was in the television series, 227 and there she played the role of Brenda Jenkins for about half a decade. 

1991

First feature film, Boyz n the Hood

After making her appearance in the 106 episodes of the television series, 227, she finally won her debut movie role in 1991 and that was in the movie, Boyz n the Hood. Then she appeared in the movie Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. 

April 23 , 1997

Married to Ian Alexander Sr

On 23rd of April 1997, King got married to Ian Alexander Sr. But long before this date she began his love affairs with him. It was also said that her love life was not that secret as she was also seen dating him in the public places. 

January 15 , 1996

First child, Ian Alexander, Jr

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1996 and that was before getting married with Ian Alexander Sr. As a loving couple, they welcomed their first child together on 15th of January and it was was a son and they named him Ian Alexander, Jr.

2007

Divorced with Ian Alexander Sr

After dating Ian Alexander Sr. for few years they got married in 1977. They were living healthy married life but suddenly in 2007 news about their separation became public and they finally dissolved their married life citing his extra marital affairs.

2015

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2015 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.

2005

Won BET Awards

She has been nominated in BET Awards for five different times in her life and out of these five nominations she has been honored once. She won this award for the first time in 2005 for being the Best Actress in the movie, A Cinderella Story.

2011

Won Image Awards

In 1999, she got nominated in Image Awards for the first time in her life and that was for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. She won this award later in 2005 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

2019

Net Worth

As of early 2019, Regina King's net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.

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Primetime Emmy Awards winner Regina King is a famous American actress and director popular in the world for portraying her roles in the television series Southland and American Crime. She is also famous for appearing in The Good Doctor and Shameless.

Regina King's Early Life

Regina King was born Regina Rene King on January 15, 1971, and is 48 years old as of early 2019. She was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America to mother Gloria and father Thomas King.

Regina was raised in View Park-Windsor Hills in a middle-class family. She is of American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity.

Regina King's Career

Enthusiastic and diligent Regina played her debut acting role while she was still in her high school days. Her first acting was in the television series, 227 where she played the role of Brenda Jenkins for about half a decade. In 1991, she appeared in her debut feature film, Boyz n the Hood alongside Tyra Ferrell.

Till the date, Regina has appeared in many television series and movies like Shameless, Watchmen, The Big Bang Theory, Living Proof, Living Single, This Christmas, Mighty Joe Young, Our Family Wedding, and many others.

Regina King's Net Worth and Earnings

As of early 2019, Regina King's net worth is estimated to be around $12 million that she might have collected from her professional acting and directing career. Back in 2015, her net worth was reported to be around $10 million.

The box office sales of Planes: Fire & Rescue was around $151,390,000, Our Family Wedding was $21,410,000, This Christmas was $49,780,000, and The Ant Bully was $55,180,000.

Regina King's Personal Life

While talking about Regina King's personal life, she is a divorcee. On 23rd of April 1997, King got married to Ian Alexander Sr.

Before getting married, they welcomed their first child, son Ian Alexander, Jr together in 1996. However, their decade long married life was dissolved in 2007 citing his extramarital affairs.

Regina stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 55 kg.